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RATINGS: 381   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   IBU: 92   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Deep, mahogany color, rich malt candied, rock sugar flavors with sweet burnt currant and fig aromas. It’s strong alcohol content is tempered by a clean bitterness and complex flavors. This Barley Wine is named for Cornelius de Boom, the San Francisco Belgian Consulate General (1850 to 1851) and surprisingly the name of the alley along-side the 21st Amendment on 2nd Street.–


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (21124) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 2, 2016
Can at home... Dark copper.. Thin white lacing.. Soft sweet caramel toffee fruit nose... Soft sweet toffee.. Sweet caramel toffee fruit.. Sweet malts...

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (9358) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 2, 2016
Can at Craigs. Pours clear amber with a thin white head. Aromas of syrup, peas, resin. Taste is orange, chalk, more green veg. Sticky finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ron (3554) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 30, 2016
Can. Clear cherry color with small off-white head. Sweet, caramel, alcohol and some cheese. Bitter, caramel, fruitcake, grainy taste. Grainy, bitter aftertaste. Medium to sort of sugary mouthfeel, medium high bitterness. Alcohol peppry bite on the tongue.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mar (5241) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 30, 2016
Deep amber with a rocky cream head. Caramel alcohol, sweet, sticky, and light dough. Chewy palate, sticky malts, dough, caramel, alcohol , bitter, rough finish

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
halfonit (1321) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 17, 2016
On tap at The Malted Barley. Pours a clear dark amber color. Aroma is of hops, booze, and malts. Bubbly and heavy palate. Flavor is of malts, oak, bourbon, hops, and booze. Leaves a hot hop and oak finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Darwenus (869) - Virginia, USA - MAY 8, 2016
Pours a dark amber/copper color with foam that fades to nothing quickly. The aroma is sweet and strong. Honey and molasses on the nose and on the tongue. The flavor is very boozy and warm. The finish is a smooth, smokey, and sweet, with cloves and a small amount of pepper.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewBoxer (2567) - New York, New York, USA - APR 28, 2016
Can. Pours a dark brown purple color. Boozy taste with a hoppy wine taste. Sweet after dinner drink

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dnstone (2632) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 9, 2016
Caramel and malty syrupy sweet aroma. Amber-copper color with white head. A balanced malty sweetness with a tongue-shrink-wrapping, tannin-like dry and hoppy counter flavor. Light bodied. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPDIPSO (5588) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - APR 8, 2016
Dark copper color with a minimal beige head (eventually a small ring of small bubbles about the rim of the glass). Very much a barleywine scent. Nose of sweet toasted malt, fruit cake, toasted nuts and bit of alcohol. Sweet start, but not overly lasting. Orange peel and ripe fruit wander about. Bitterness kicks in, in the finish and linger. A light burn also starts to show up after a few sips. Strong rum fruitcake, or rum balls come to mind. 8.4 oz. is really about the right size for this style. The fruit, citrus and alcohol seem to work together. I’m thinking this will mellow out quite nicely and look forward to trying again in a few months or longer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dwyerpg (5550) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 5, 2016
This is a little too sweet, but is otherwise a pretty tasty barley wine. A nice molasses flavor, though a bit strong in the finish.


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